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Trimming

Trimming is one of the final steps in creating lumber. The computerized trimming process removes defects from boards and cuts them into salable lengths. It uses multiple saw blades which can move in and out of position. First, boards are scanned for shape, and sometimes grade, using laser scanners.

The computer program that controls the trimmer uses this information to optimize the value of each board.

Next step: grade sorting